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Alford makes Eagle Scout

posted Apr 14, 2013, 6:43 PM by Matthew Caillouet

A Baton Rouge teen has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America that a young man can earn.

Only about 5 percent of all Boy Scouts earn the Eagle rank.

To earn it, a Scout must progress through six ranks, serve in a leadership position within his troop, provide service to the community and earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, of which 12 — in such areas as finance, family, citizenship and personal fitness — are required.

A Scout must also plan, develop and give leadership to a service project for any religious organization, school or community.

Benton Alford

AGE: 14

SCHOOL: St. Jude Catholic School

TROOP: 103

TROOP LEADER: John Sims

SPONSOR: Knights of Columbus Council 9692

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